Kenson and Newham Council have completed public realm improvements to Manor Park Road. These improvements to the public realm will make Manor Park Road a better place for pedestrians and cyclists.
Improvements Kenson carried out include a continuous footway entry table at the junction with Station Road, carriageway resurfacing, pavement resurfacing and footway widening, new cycle parking, new trees, planting beds and landscaping, rain gardens for sustainable drainage, new loading bays, additional upgraded lighting columns, and an upgrade to the historic modal filter at Durham Road.
The raised table on Station Road was also reconstructed to accommodate the weight of heavy motor vehicles. On Manor Park Road, existing kerbs and other materials were re-used to reduce the carbon footprint whilst creating an old town feel.
The works were initiated as a follow-on project to public realm improvements to accommodate the Elizabeth Line at Manor Park Station. The historic modal filter was due for a public realm upgrade on Manor Park Road, and the Council decided to use the opportunity to upgrade the whole east-west section of Manor Park Road.
The project was funded by the Levelling Up Fund. It was completed on time and under-budget. It was managed by Rex Vaheesan of Newham’s Major Projects team, part of the Environment and Sustainable Transport directorate. Works were implemented by Kensons. Key stakeholders engaged included emergency services, Network Rail, Transport for London, Manor Park Station, Goldline Coaches, PCO (taxis), local ward members, local residents, Manor Park Community Garden, Blakesley Arms, Munch Corner, and the Royal Mail depot.